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Players React To Redskins’ 2012 Schedule

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 18, 2012 – 3:34 pm

In the 21 hours since the the NFL released each of the 32 schedules for next season, most Redskins players have had a chance to take a peak at the dates and times of the 16 matchups.

The two games that jump off the page are the back-to-back nationally televised games in Weeks 12 and 13.  The first is on Thanksgiving at 4:15, when families are finally settling in on the couch after a Turkey Day feast.  On top of that, it’s against the Dallas Cowboys, a game that fires up fans and players alike.

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall asks and promptly answers the question, ‘what could be better than that?’


The following week, the Redskins host their first Monday Night Football game in two years, and get a chance to extend their recent dominance over the Super Bowl Champions.  Back-to-back national audiences for divisional matchups also comes complete with an 11-day layoff between the two games.  The combination has linebacker Ryan Kerrigan raring to go:

The third thing that should excite Redskins players is the Week 10 placement of the 2012 Bye week.  As you may remember, the 2011 Bye came in Week 5, which led to a brutal 12-week run to finish the season.

This year, the Redskins have five-of-six division games in the seven weeks after the Bye, and face their toughest stretch after a week off.  That notwithstanding, the Redskins still have the sixth-easiest schedule based on 2011 results (a combined .488 winning percentage), and play only seven games against 2011 playoff teams.

And that’s something that defensive end Adam Carriker can get very excited about:

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Pilates Now A Part Of Offseason Workouts

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 18, 2012 – 2:43 pm

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With the first batch of voluntary offseason workouts wrapping up this week, the Redskins strength and conditioning staff is introducing a new workout to the rotation: Pilates.

A lot of attention has been brought to Pilates in recent years, as Kedric Golston got Lorenzo Alexander into the workout regimen (and then eventually into the Pilates studio business).  Their subsequent success on the field led to increased interest from players like Rob Jackson and Perry Riley, who have tried out the routines on their own.

But now, according to strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright, the workout routine will become mandatory for the entire team, in preparation for 2012: Read more »

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Today’s Curiously Strong Draft Predictions

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 18, 2012 – 12:29 pm

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[Editor’s Note: These draft predictions are the thoughts and sentiments of their attributed authors.  They are not intended to reflect the thinking of the Redskins decision-makers.]

On March 9, the Redskins announced the blockbuster deal with the St. Louis Rams that sent the No. 2 overall pick to the Redskins.  With two desirable quarterback prospects available, Redskins fans had reason for hope and excitement in 2012 and beyond.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Irving, Texas there was legitimate cause for alarm.

Cowboys COO Stephen Jones recently sat down with the Dallas Morning News crew to discuss how the Redskins’ trade led to the Cowboys signing free agent cornerback Brandon Carr (via DallasNews.com).

Forewarning: Jones makes a draft prediction for the Redskins that is not necessarily shared by the Redskins: Read more »

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